Indian Creek Crack Clinic

Indian Creek is the world’s most famous crack climbing venue for good reason and our Indian Creek Crack Clinic is an intensive 3 day program designed to give participants the tools and confidence for climbing cracks using proper technique. This is both an opportunity for experienced climbers to sharpen their crack climbing and for less experienced climbers to find their jam.

$650 per person

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Day 1:
We jump right into things. Start the day by getting acquainted with a #2 hand crack. After the initial try, we’ll discuss making tape gloves, and learn proper techniques for hand and foot jams. Participants will spend the better half of the day “finding their jam”! We have found Supercrack Buttress to be a good venue for this day.

Day 2:
This day is generally spent 1 of 2 different ways depending on the group:

The first option is driving to Moab in search of moderate climbing. This offers a break from splitters and allows students to practice skills ranging from single pitch rescue to placing trad gear, learning to lead, etc.

The second option is to continue climbing in Indian Creek. It is still possible to cover any additional technical topics in the Creek.

Day 3:
This will be the day to review and practice skills learned from previous days. We will climb at a wall that allows participants to practice a variety of sizes, giving the option to learn some off-width technique if chosen.

Program Dates

April 8-10, 2022
April 22-24, 2022
May 6-8, 2022
May 20-22, 2022
June 3-5, 2022
October 7-9, 2022
October 21-23, 2022
November 4-6, 2022

Skills Covered

  • Jamming technique for the range of hand sizes
  • Foot placements
  • Finger stacks and Constrictions
  • Fist jams and Various Stacks
  • Off-width techniques
  • Applicable review of belaying and anchoring techniques
  • Placement and removal of cams


Group Size

This is a group enrollment program. The maximum guest to guide ratio is 3:1 with a maximum group size of 6 climbers and 2 guides.

Time and Place

Meeting time and place vary with each group and the time of year. The guides will have a camp site the evening before the start of the course for those coming in early. It is always possible to meet the first morning of the course as well.

Getting to Indian Creek

We provide transportation from Moab if needed or meet groups with their own car at Indian Creek.

It is common to meet the the Supercrack Parking Lot on the first morning of the course: Google Maps Link

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.

Contact Us

The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.